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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2556

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Malaysian-Thai PMs inaugurate power linkage system

Kedah, Dec 22 (TNA): – Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohammad on Saturday jointly inaugurated the power linkage system between the two neighbouring countries, according to TNA reporter.

Abducted EPRLF man found dead

By Sunil Jayasiri & S.S.Selvanayagam

Daily Mirror:The body of a senior member of the EPRLF(Varatharajah Perumal group), Poopalapillai Alaguthurai (35) abducted allegedly by the LTTE on December 16 was found on Saturday in the Mandoor River with injuries supposedly sustained due to torture.

Bishop condemns Virgin Mary rape documentary

London, Dec. 23: A Catholic bishop today criticised a British television documentary that suggests the Virgin Mary may have been raped by a Roman soldier.

Experience is the best Teacher

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

O'Casey had dated many a lass, but he finally became entranced
with Maureen O'Riley. He wooed her and pursued her, but she
would not give in and go to bed with him. Finally he proposed
marriage and she accepted.

India launches major tea promotion campaign in Israel

Tel Aviv,(PTI), Dec. 22: India has launched a major promotion campaign of its tea here with the introduction of high quality "Masala Chai" targeting the seven-million-dollar Israeli tea market.

Bhutan may use military force against rebels from India

By Wasbir Hussain, Associated Press Writer

Gauhati, India, (AP) Dec. 22: - Bhutan's king said he would use military force against separatist rebels from India if they don't close their base camps and leave the Himalayan kingdom, according to a news report Sunday.

Sri Lanka marks a year without bloodshed

Colomb, (AFP) Dec. 22: Sri Lanka is set to mark a full year without major ethnic bloodshed as government forces and Tamil Tiger rebels notch up their longest ceasefire in the decades-old separatist war, officials said Sunday.

Athaullah faction expels Hakeem from SLMC: I am still the lawful leader, says Hakeem

by Zacki Jabbar

The Island:The latest twist in the crisis engulfing the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) has led to the Athaullah faction expelling SLMC leader Rauff Hakeem from the party with Hakeem describing the meeting as illegal and that he is not answerable to a desperate group of power hungry politicians.

Displaced Sinhalese: Ministry appeals for information

by Dilanthi Jayamanne

The Island: The Ministry of Rehabilitation Resettlement and Refugees (MRRR) has appealed to the organisations and parties interested in the welfare of internally displaced Sinhala families to hand in information regarding them. A MRRR spokesman said yesterday that many nationalist organisations had accused the Ministry of having overlooked most of the Sinhala IDP’s during the national survey conducted by it.

Gas Pipeline: It is going ahead: PM

Songkhla, Dec. 23: Thaksin tells Malaysian prime minister that controversial project will be approved despite violent opposition.

Malaysian-Thai cabinet meeting ends with success

Songkala, Dec 23 (TNA): A historic meeting of cabinet members of Malaysia and Thailand ended successfully yesterday with leaders of the two neighboring countries upbeat about more cooperation in energy, investment, and tourism.

Malaysian PM:Thai-Malaysian cabinet meeting unique and productive

Hat Yai, Dec 23 (TNA): The Thai-Malaysian Cabinet Retreat, the brainchild of Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, is unique and productive for both governments, Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Sunday.

Police raid LTTE court in Kalmunai

Daily Mirror:The Kalmunai headquarters police arrested a 65-year-old pensioner allegedly serving as an LTTE judge when the police surrounded a house at Marie Amman Road in Pandiruppu on a tip-off,police sources said.